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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
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All Forum Posts by Don Amundson

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Time is getting short for this event so I'm starting a minor advertising campaign to get some of you motivated. If you want to make the trek more than a relatively short jaunt there are some t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 27, 1:06pm

Hi John-consider bringing some of the scouts up to the GGG/SOCAL event at Henninger Flats Apr 11/12/13. They might be interested in see some of the gear that will be there. Even if you/they came in...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
March 24, 10:39am

Prolite 3 Small vs. NeoAir
I used the NeoAir short for about a year and it was ok but eventually decided it was too soft/spongy for my comfort. I switched to a Prolite 3XS and haven't looked back (until something new co...

In GEAR » Prolite 3 Small vs. NeoAir or even REI Flash
March 23, 9:57pm

GoLite Ultra 20 weight
Weight is: 22.04oz with the straps and 21.42 without the straps

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Ultra 20 Quilt Long Size
March 22, 1:59pm

FS: GoLite Ultra 20 Quilt Long Size
SOLD SOLD SOLD Selling my GoLite Ultra 20 Long/Large size quilt due to buying a new (and lighter of course) quilt. I bought it in 2009 and it has served me well since then. It's been well tak...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Ultra 20 Quilt Long Size
March 22, 12:52pm

Thanks Tony. It is going to happen. As you know the number signed up doesn't always translate to the number that shows up but I feel confident we'll have 40-50 there. We have a pretty larg...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 18, 8:48pm

Now you've done it! A new obsession, trail popcorn! Time to test my caldera keg to see how it works. If only corn kernals were lighter.

In User Test Forum » Test
March 18, 12:54pm

Traing Hikes/Sheep count
I missed that report Bob. I'll look it up. We got up to the viewing areas and clouds rolled in over the top of us. The best sheep viewing I've had is when I wasn't out there to count ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 17, 9:40pm

Your favorite 200-300 miles
The John Muir Trail

In Pre-Trip Planning » Your favorite 200-300 miles
March 17, 1:05pm

Smiley Gear
I'm with Thomas on this one. Old guys know what's important. My Nalgene 32oz. Wide-Mouth Cantene is my never hit the trail with out it piece of gear. Good for 2 pees in middle of the nigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 1:03pm

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